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City council looks at options for port tax By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Prince Rupert city council is now considering its options for what to do about the cap on port property taxes that the provincial government recently made permanent in their last budget. But exactly what action it will take – if any – will have to be discussed in the weeks to come. Prince Rupert resident David Russell came to the council meeting last Monday and asked councillors why they weren’t doing more to convince the province to have the cap repealed. “Is there anything we can do about this? I can’t imagine the Alberta government going to Fort McMurray and saying ‘oh, you can’t tax the oil companies on this land any more than this amount of money.’ Why are we being limited,” asked Russell.

The cap prevents the City from raising property taxes on port businesses any higher that $27.50 per every $1,000 the port property is assessed as being worth. While the province does give the City a payment designed to make up for the tax they are not allowed to collect from port businesses, it is a fixed payment of $1,490,251 and is not adjusted regardless of whether the port’s property values go up or down. “The amount we get as a top-up from the provincial government is not what we believe that property is worth,” said councillor Joy Thorkelson. The result has been that a six per cent drop in the 2012 market value of the City’s heavy industry properties – most of which are port properties – cost the city $164,000 in tax revenue because they weren’t allowed to increase the tax rate to make up for it. City Staff had to make up for the

shortfall with cuts to this year’s municipal budget in order to prevent raising taxes on residents. This doesn’t sit well with Russell who says he’s seen the assessment on his property value fall by $16,000 over four years, but because of yearly tax rate increases he is still paying more property tax every year. “I feel taxed to the hilt and everyone I talk to feels the same way; they cannot believe how overtaxed we are up here. Yet we have this fantastic natural resource in the port, but we seem to be limited in how much we can use it for our own benefit – for everyone’s,” said Russell. The cap on the port’s taxes is not new. It has been in place in its current form since 2004 and before the province decided to make it permanent it wasn’t slated to expire until 2018. See port tax cap Page 2

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Shortfall caused by tax cap, council considers options Continued from Page 1 The Province decided to make the cap permanent as a way to foster economic growth in industries connected to the Asia-Pacific Gateway. When the decision was announced the Prince Rupert Port Authority whole-heartedly supported it. “The job growth associated with BC and Canada’s export industries are reliant on the continued expansion of port capacity on the west coast. This move will have a positive effect on the private investment required to build that capacity, and will allow the Port of Prince Rupert to attract new partners who value sustainable approaches to development,” said the port authority’s CEO, Don Krusel at the time.

The Port Authority argues that the cap on port property taxes is a good decision for the long term development of the port, even if there are short-term problems like this year’s tax shortfall. If the tax cap is repealed, it stands to reason that port properties will be subjected to yearly tax increases of unpredictable sizes much like residents are today. The port authority argues that this would be a big problem for attracting new long-term investment in the port. The main benefit of the cap, says the port authority, is that it provides a stable, predictable and long-term tax regime that allows prospective new industries to know with certainty

what their tax obligations will be before they decide to invest millions of dollars into a new facility that will need to operate for decades. With some industries working with thin profit margins – especially when they are getting started – that certainty can be a deciding factor in whether they set up shop in Prince Rupert or not. So while repealing the cap may make it easier to balance the books, the City could be shooting itself in the foot by making it a riskier proposition to bring new industries here, depriving itself of much greater tax revenues in the future. What exactly the City can do to fight to fight the cap remains an open question. Since it’s a provincial law, the City has no power to change anything without the provincial government. Russell suggested that the council make a resolution at the upcoming meeting of the Union of BC Municipalities, or get MLA Gary Coons and even MP Nathan Cullen to bring the issue up at other levels of government. “Is there any plan at all to see if we can work with the provincial government to get an increase? We need a new emergency response building,” said Russell. Mayor Jack Mussallem says that the city has appealed the property value assessments of the community’s heavy industry “to see if changes can’t be made”. He also said that there has been some informal talk with the Prince Rupert Port Authority and even some informal discussion other port community’s facing the same problem about banding together to address, but wouldn’t say what communities he was referring to. Coons says that he too believes that the issue needs to be revisited by the provincial government and says he would be eager to take a letter from the City to the minister responsible. But he says that port communities should band together if they want to be heard in Victoria. “I think there needs to be a lobbying effort on the part of all the port municipalities and I would encourage the City of Prince Rupert to get a hold of other communities that are being impacted by this property tax cap,” said Coons. After the public comment period was over, the council discussed where to go with the issue from here. Council decided to have city staff draw up an indepth report on the matter for sometime this month. STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS PR S BR S ST S CA S DE S BR S ST S CA S



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Gitga’at Nation reports oil slick, Coast Guard responds By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The Canadian Coast Guard sent divers down to investigate the wreck of the WWII-era US artillery ship Brigadier-General M.G. Zalinski to discover the source of a fuel leak spotted near Hartley

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There was patching done in 2003 and 2005 to take care of some of the immediate issues so there may be leaks coming from those areas. But we won’t really know until we get divers down there to take a look,” said Bates. Representatives of the Gitga’at First Nation are also at the site and have taken water samples to be analyzed. “This incident definitely raises questions about the federal government’s ability to guard against oil spills and to honour its clean-up obligations. As a result, our nation has serious concerns about any proposal to have tankers travel through our coastal Week of May 9 waters, including the Enbridge Not for Navigational Purposes proposal,” says Arnold Clifton, Wed., May 9 Chief Councillor of the Gitga’at High: 4:10 AM / 23.11 ft Nation. Low: 10:49 AM / 1.57 ft Bates says that the Coast Guard High: 5:15 PM / 20.27 ft has actually trained for this exact Low: 11:01 PM / 7.23 ft situation. In 2010 Prince Rupert Sunrise: 5:46 AM members of the Coast Guard did Sunset: 9:30 PM joint training exercise with the US Coast Guard in the Dixon Thu., May 10 Entrance. One of the scenarios High: 5:01 AM / 21.79 ft they practiced was there was a Low: 11:40 AM / 2.84 ft large fuel leak from the Zalinski.

Bay on Wednesday. The equipment for the dive was moved into place on Friday, which included Coast Guard equipment for cleaning up anything else that might be released from the wreck. “On Saturday we were able to get down to the wreck and identify a small leak 15 feet from the bow of the ship. The patch was applied to the area and a sample was taken for analysis,” said Canadian Coast Guard spokesperson Dan Bates.. It is believed that the Zalinski is leaking a substance known as “bunker sea.” “Bunker sea is a heavy fuel product that’s used on deep ocean ships. It’s a thicker, less refined version of petroleum. It’s a black tar-like stuff,” said Bates. Representatives from Environment Canada, the Coast Guard and Transport Canada did a fly-over of the sheen that was spotted on the water on Wednesday. “That plane stacked with equipment that looks at the density and the characteristics of fuel on the water,” explains Bates. While original estimates were much higher, the plane’s equipment determined that there was only about one litre of oil on the surface of the water, a very small amount. There hasn’t been another oil sheen spotted on the water since then. “That sheen that was spotted on Wednesday was not only minimal, but also non-recoverable,” says Bates. “It’s an old wreck, it’s quite rusty. It’s possible that some of the rust has flaked off and allowed some oil from the tanks out.



Prince Rupert Marine Registry office closing By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Prince Rupert is losing its Marine Registry office as a result of government cutbacks, meaning any vessel registration will need to be mailed out to Ottawa for processing. “Transport Canada is centralizing vessel registration in Ottawa. This will allow for more effective and efficient program delivery. Regional offices will be closed, but services will still be delivered to owners across

the country,” said Transport Canada Media Relations manager Patrick Charette, noting that any changes to vessel registration have yet to take effect and more information will be forthcoming. “Vessel owners are to maintain their current point of contact unless notified otherwise. New contacts for vessel registration will be communicated to vessel owners as implementation unfolds.” The Marine Registry office is currently located at the Ocean Centre

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MP says government should be embarrassed by spill By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is calling on the government to come up with a permanent solution to prevent future leaks from the U.S. Army’s Brigadier-General M.G. Zalinski, which sank in 1946 with 700 tonnes of bunker fuel on board. Members of the Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay reported a fuel slick five miles long and 200 feet wide in the waters of Grenville Channel. The Coast Guard, sent a ship from Prince Rupert to respond, said they would be sending a dive team down to repair the leak and examine the ship, but Cullen said that simply

isn’t enough. calls people in to fix it, they take pipelines and tanker traffic they Cullen also said this shows “If draining the ship not an some time to respond then patch can’t even clean-up from this ship the importance of having a better option and raising the ship is not it up and some years later it leaks that sunk over 60 years ago,” he response system in light of the an option, the government needs again. We need to stop this band- said. recent closure of the federal office to come up with an option. If this aid resolution.” “The government doesn’t gain a in Vancouver that works with was a leaking ship in Vancouver As for what can be done to lot of credibility when it can’t even industry on spills. harbour or Lake Ontario, this get more action on the spill in do something like this when they “This is a test case. A community wouldn’t be an ongoing thing Grenville Channel, Cullen said the are saying they will protect the notifies the government, the and those areas don’t rely on the answer is simple. marine environment in the future... government says they’re going to ocean resources nearly as much as “What can we do? We can It really shows lack of ability to clean up and the response time is Hartley Bay residents so the risk is embarrass them. The government follow through on threats in the lacking...Speed is of the utmost greater,” he said, calling the spill should be embarrassed by this. future if they can’t address past important when it comes to “a serious, serious threat”. At a time when they are pushing threats.” response time.” “ W e need to ◆ RECREATION stop the groundhog d a y s . The ship leaks, the nature trails located near it, was blocked off BC Parks has recently completed the required community By Martina Perry on September 6, 2011 after flooding occurred assessment of the road and has identified the The Northern View

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during a storm. The road was washed out and had to be closed for public health and safety reasons. The Park was scheduled to close for the end of the season on September 15, 2011 so it was simply closed a few days earlier than planned. BC Parks generally reopens Diana Lake on or around May 15 each year, but this year the public will have to wait until mid-June, so all the necessary repairs can be done. Now that all the snow has melted,

scope of work that needs to be done to the park to restore it to pre-flood conditions. Suntanu Dalal, who is Communications Officer of the Ministry of Environment, told the Prince Rupert Northern View via email that “BC Parks is in the process of having the works undertaken, which include road and culvert work plus trail repairs”.

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Quite the showing on May 4... Sometimes it is amazing the amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into making something a success. In the case of the May 4 visit of the Holland America Zaandam, that was certainly the case. Before the ship even pulled into the Prince Rupert harbour, the waterfront area was packed with people as volunteers put their efforts into making sure Prince Rupert was ready for the ship’s arrival. I can tell you I was down there around 7:30 in the morning, a full 90 minutes before docking, and it was bustling with activity. There were people putting up displays, people blowing up and tying balloons for along the fences, people getting the info booth set-up and others preparing for the arrival of the ambassador volunteers. There was everyone from high school students to seniors down at the waterfront, all with the common goal of making sure Prince Rupert had its best foot forward for the first and biggest ship of the season. And that’s just the morning. Throughout the day there were ambassadors and buskers volunteering their time around town and there were people at North Pacific Cannery creating a unique experience there. If you look at the time and effort that went into May 4 before the day itself, I’m sure the number of volunteer hours would boggle the mind. Did it make a difference? Absolutely, though time will tell to what extent. The smiles on the passengers faces while standing by the RCMP in red serge or being greeted by the mayor or seeing the salmon of the north coast or talking to people about the First Nations art and culture, I think, spoke

volumes to how people viewed their welcome to the city. I imagine it will take a bit of time for the Holland America head office to gather and process all of the information, but I don’t see how you can’t be impressed by that kind of reception - especially considering it was volunteer-driven and the majority of people that were there have work or school

commitments they were able to get around to help out. Regardless of what comes from the May 4 cruise visit, the people of Prince Rupert should be proud of the effort that they showed and the civic pride that is present in the community. It’s certainly not every town that could pull off what was pulled off last Friday.

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Looking at what was launched from Prince Rupert’s drydock We’re sometimes asked about the origins of the name of Drydock Road, leading down to the Canfisco Oceanside plant. This was once of the site of Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipbuilding, a massive facility when it was built, and a disproportionate number of storied vessels were launched here. Some, such as the patrol boat Lillian D and the trawler Pacific Searcher, to name just two, are still active. Others, such as the tug C.R.C. (1929), the fishing vessel Signal (1927) that once carried Queen Elizabeth, or the packers Chief Seegay (1929) and Chief Tapeet (1930), are famous vessels in Prince Rupert’s history. The mission boat Northern Cross was launched here in 1931. The Essington, a Department of Transport snag boat built in 1931 and considered the last sternwheeler on the Skeena River, ended up as a floating restaurant on the Fraser. The first two steel ships were launched in 1921 while the Drydock was under the control of Wallace Shipyards, and both were

lost during the Second World at Cabcaben, in the Philippines, in War – both, ironically, flying Talking tourism November 1944. enemy flags. HMCS Clayoquot, a BangorThe first was the Canadian class minesweeper launched at Scottish (laid down as the Prince Rupert in August 1941, Canadian Reaper), launched was one of the escorts of Convoy in August 1921. She went XB-139 when she was torpedoed to Greek registry as the by U-806 off the approaches to Mount Parnassus in 1937, Halifax harbour on Christmas Eve, and German registry as the 1944. There is a heartbreaking Johann Shulte in 1939. She story of eight men trapped in the BRUCE WISHART was wrecked off Buholmråsa engine room saluting through Light on January 1, 1940, and the portholes as the vessel sank, her crew was saved by the the survivors in life rafts singing Dronning Maud in what has been described “Silent Night” as they returned the salute. as one of the most daring rescues ever made The Fort Stikine was launched from the off the Norwegian coast. Drydock in July 1942. Two days after she The second large ship was the Canadian arrived at Bombay in April, 1944, with a Britisher (laid down as the Canadian lethal cargo of munitions and flammables, fire Thrasher), launched in November 1921. broke out in one of her cargo holds. She blew She was under Chinese registry as the Ping up in an explosion that rivaled the Halifax An as of 1936, and was the Japanese Heian Explosion - all but obliterating the Bombay Maru after 1938. US aircraft from a carrier waterfront, killing or injuring thousands, and task force bombed and sank the Heian Maru sinking or damaging 27 ships.

Fort Mumford, launched in December 1942, was sunk on her maiden voyage in 1943. She was torpedoed by the notorious Japanese submarine I 27, and from the testimony of the sole survivor it seems likely that the rest of the crew who escaped the sinking vessel were machine gunned in the water. The Drydock was begun by the Grand Trunk Pacific in 1912 and opened 1915, but its operation was bungled from the beginning— first by the Grand Trunk, and ultimately by the federal government—managing only 68 hulls in its entire lifespan. It was meant to build steel ships – and indeed launched four minesweepers and 15 “Fort” and “Park” cargo ships during the Second World War – but mostly it built small wooden vessels. The Pacific Searcher (ex-Svalbard No. 1, 1947) was the last hull launched. The huge floating pontoons were towed to Seattle in 1954, marking for many the end of Prince Rupert’s aspirations to become one of Canada’s great ports.

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Man disappears from Klemtu after visiting friends May 1 Contributed The Northern View Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 24 year old male from the Bella Bella Community. Maxwell Brown Jr. was last seen on Tuesday , May 1 2012 at approximately one a.m. in the small community of Klemtu B.C. where he was visiting friends. The community has a population of 200 residents and is located on Swindle Island which is six hours south of Prince Rupert B.C. In order to access the community, visitors and residents require the

use of a B.C. Ferry or float plane. The closest community to Klemtu is Bella Bella. Family and friends reported Maxwell Brown missing on May 3rd 2012 when his family had not heard from him. RCMP along with the assistance of the Bella Bella community and Klemtu community continue to search for Brown and are worried about his well being. “We are hoping that Maxwell Brown Jr hears that his family is looking for him and want him to call home,” stated Cpl. Phillip Mager of the Prince Rupert Detachment. “All of the

surrounding communities are working together in order to locate him and to ensure his safe return.” Prince Rupert RCMP along with members from the Bella Bella Cpl. Mager Detachment, West Coast Marine Services, BC Coast Guard, RCMP Air Services and Police Dog Services continue their search in order to cover all geographical areas from land, water and air. BC Search and Rescue have also been consulted and are assisting with the investigation. Maxwell Brown Jr is

“All of the surrounding communities are working together in order to locate him ..”

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Second budget meeting held, majority of budget passed By Martina Perry The Northern View


On Monday, April 30, School District 52’s board of education held a special open meeting at the board office in Prince Rupert regarding the district’s budget for the upcoming fiscal school year. At this meeting trustees approved a majority of the senior management team’s recommendations, except for two areas of the budget that trustees delayed passing. At the meeting earlier this week, board chair Tina Last was not in attendance due to a family emergency, so vice-chair Bart Kuntz filled in as leader of the meeting. As well, trustee Marty Bowles could not attend the meeting in person, but was present via telephone. The meeting started off with the senior management team describing their recommendations for the 2012/2013 budget. Senior management advised that $43,640 from the budget be set aside for Education Plan-spending. The Provincial Government gave $43,640 to the district to help with the implication of the Education Plan. However at this time the board has not been told what exactly the funds can be spent on, so they recommended that the money be aside until they know. “It’s fairly wide open, it can be used [for things such as] professional development, for meetings, staffing

and a whole list of things. We don’t know, we haven’t gotten the regulations on it yet,” said Superintendent of Schools, Lynn Hauptman. The next recommendation was to put $24,000 towards a grade five band program in elementary schools across the district, with each school and its teachers determining whether to have a band course, or a music course. Management’s reasoning for this was that offering a musically-based program to students at a younger age would help attract more students to take the program in later grades, while providing the now part-time band teacher to become full time. Additionally, the board recognizes the positive affects that music can have on its students. The next item that was advised was to put $10,000 towards expanding the grade nine Modern Education Project happening at Charles Hays Secondary School, where students participate in project-based learning that addresses the grade nine curriculum for humanities, art and science. The course is based partially in the community and partially in the school, and has been given great reviews from students, parents and teachers. “What we’re recommending is a portion of the full budget that was requested to ensure that we can certainly continue what’s there, and

have some degree of expansion,” said Secretary-Treasurer Cam McIntyre. Another recommendation of management was to continue to provide $30,000 to the IUOE for staff training, something that the district first did this school year. This money is meant to provide further development of the district’s existing work force. The next item that was advised was to make an adjustment to increase the amount of Child Care Worker (or CCW) hours. It came to the attention of the board that there should be more CCW working throughout the district, so $147,027 is being recommended for additional staffing costs, as well as some reserve funds left behind for September, in case of staff changes. In the upcoming school year, new accounting standards will be in place that state that in each district the board of education is required to make an accounting for sick leave that hasn’t been shown on the books before. The board recommended that $13,785 be taken from the budget to go towards non-vested sick leave liability. Almost $200,000 has been added back to the budget after a teaching spreadsheet correction was made. This error made it seem as if two teaching positions had been slashed from the budget, however it really was two additional full time equivalent positions that had

been doubled counted within the spreadsheet. “The same position was counted in two different cells [of the spreadsheet] so that amount freed up $187,272 because it was simply a double count. Our apologizes for any misleads on that one. It is not a reduction on teaching,” explained Hauptman. The board also suggested that there be an increase of $20,000 for field trips and extracurricular activities in the district. Another suggestion of the board was an increase to the allocation of surplus to $172,488. After reviewing the forecast of surplus funds from

the current budget, the district will have more funds available to bring into the next school year. The senior management team also recommended that $76,909 kept as un-utilized surplus. There were two senior management suggestions that didn’t sit well with many trustees, as well as members of the teachers’ union, who displayed their anger over the issue with signs they set up outside of the board office. These recommendations were to put funds towards new administration staff, and principal and vice-principal succession planning. See Recommendations, page 9

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Board of education passes most budget recommendations However many trustees were not buying into the idea of putting money towards administration staff, especially considering enrollment numbers in School District 52 have been decreasing every year. “Before I go in and make a decision on hiring more administration, when there’s a school with around 800 people that has three, possibly four senior administrators, I have to look at the whole picture and see if there’s a better model we could look at,” commented trustee Janet Beil. Hauptman explained that even though there would be a fulltime administration job created, there would still be a reduction in administration hours at the high school. “If the board approves of the Assistant Superintendent, and we eliminate the Director of Instructor positions then there will be three administrators at the high school. The amount of administration time would be a little bit less next year, with three administrators working on 2.9 admin time,” she said. Trustee Terri-Lynn Huddlestone and trustee Kuntz agreed with Hauptman. “We have been at a loss in our district in previous years where

Continued from Page 8 The senior management team suggested making changes to the district administration team by hiring a full-time Assistant Superintendent, instead of continuing on with the current setup that has two administrative staff members taking on roles as parttime Director of Instruction, while having another part-time position in the school district. It was a recommendation to hire an Assistant Superintendent instead, and eliminate the parttime positions. This would cost the district $70,000 for wage. Management also recommended that $26,000 be put towards succession planning for principals and vice-principals in the district. Recently the Prince Rupert Principals’ Association made a presentation to the board, and through data showed that in a decade only two of the existing employees would not be retired, if they decide to stay in the district. “We do have some concern over who will take those positions. We know that there are many, many vice-principal and principal positions being advertised all around the province,” said Hauptman on the topic.

we have not had any succession planning. We lost a few principals, we had a time when we lost our superintendent and we brought in a new one…The lack of planning at that point really put the district at a deferment and therefore the recommendations in regards to adding an Assistant Superintendent and vice-principals, in my opinion, makes sense,” stated Huddlestone. “I believe that the Assistant Superintendent would be a very good addition to the district. I believe if the top is healthy and is able to do their jobs correctly, [everyone in the district] will benefit from that,” commented Kuntz. Trustee Marty Bowles had another idea for the $26,000 and $70,000. “We have an important opportunity to do something very useful for the students of our district and that is to dramatically increase the number of teachers and IUOE help within the classroom. We probably have the most difficult situation in the province, and with money available this is an opportunity to [address] that problem, which also causes incredibly difficult succession problems,” said Bowles.

Superintendent Hauptman told that the money for both the vicethat board about the Learning principal succession and the hiring Improvement Fund, and how it of an Assistant Superintendent be could potentially cover the costs of carried forward into a surplus or a supporting teachers in the district. reserved account until a later date, The district has been given when all trustees were present at money from the Learning the table in the summer months, Improvement Fund, a provincial with trustee Bowles, trustee Barb first-time fund of $323,000 that Gruber, and trustee Louisa Sanchez the district gets to spend over and all in support of the idea. above anything within the budget. Trustee Huddlestone did not The board must hold consultation support the idea, stating that trustees meetings with union president are elected to make decisions. and with principals, teachers and The amendment to defer and support staff to see how the district keep the money for the vicewants to spend that money, that principal and vice superintendent will be available in the spring. in surplus was carried, with Beil “It could be used for additional making a motion to have the board staffing in terms of both teachers meet before May 31 to carry on and support staff. It can be discussion on the topic. The rest of used for additional in service or management’s recommendations professional development,” said passed. Hauptman, adding that consultation Mother Goose meetings will begin a program for babies aged 0-18 in May and June. months and their caregiver(s) “That’s an extra big pot of money Starting on Thursday March 29th that we have to and running for 10 Thursdays directly support 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pineridge Strong Start any of the needs 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CHSS Strong Start that we have in the Contact Kate, Success by 6 co-ordinator for info. @250-622-9458 district,” explained A FREE PROGRAM Hauptman. PROVIDED BY: Beil suggested


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In time for spring, a cellar full of great BBQing buddies By Andrea Pollock The Northern View

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It is bbq weather and the smell of the propane or charcoal grill is infectious – it fills the neighbourhood and gets a other grillers around to follow suit. Whether its burgers and corn, steaks or soft shell crab – the grill seems to make everything taste better on a sunny afternoon. In preparation of what will be many a summer menu made on the grill you might want to think about

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From ballet to modern dance and everything in between, the best dancers from across the province are in Prince Rupert this week for the BC Annual Dance Competition. Dancing will take place at the Lester Centre every day between now and Saturday, with the Gala Performance set for seven p.m. on May 12.

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Roosevelt students raises money for sick classmate By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The students and staff of Roosevelt Park Elementary are raising money to help Anna Tang, a sick Roosevelt 1st grader who is currently down in Vancouver waiting for a kidney transplant. Seven-year-old Anna contracted a viral infection that put her on life support for 26 days and she had to be transported down to the Lower Mainland for treatment at the BC Children’s Hospital. By the time she recovered the infection had severely damaged her kidneys and she now requires

regular dialysis. Her father is down there with her, but because he works in Prince Rupert as a fisherman he has no income while he is away. He is also attempting to sell his house for to raise money. Anna’s classmates have been doing what they can to help raise money for her and keep her spirits up by sending her care packages and messages recorded on DVDs. Last week the elementary students finished a coin-drive where they collected donated change and put it into a big jar next to the school’s office, the total of which will be sent to Anna’s family. They also

recently raised $135 for her from the school’s popcorn sale. The school isn’t stopping there though. On May 13 Skeena Kayaking will be tours for $10 a person at 10 a.m. noon and two p.m. at Kloiya Bay. All proceeds are going to the Tang family. Roosevelt is also planning some hot dog sales on June 3 and the June 23 to help raise money for the little girl as well.


Bill Reid art no longer to be on $20 bill By Shaun Thomas

a picture of Queen Elizabeth. The new $20 bills will begin circulating in November, and the government is working with financial institutions to transition to the polymer bill. The goal of changing to polymer is to reduce counterfeiting.

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The work of Haida artist Bill Reid on the back of the $20 bill is being replaced, as is the bill itself. On May 2 the Bank of Canada unveiled its new polymer $20 bill, which is similar to the new $100 and $50 bills released previously. Instead of showing Bill Reid’s “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” and celebrating the First Nations, the back of the new $20 bill includes an image of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and poppies along the sides to pay tribute to the men and women who served and fought for the country. “The Canadian Corps’ victory at Vimy is often described as Canada’s ‘coming of age’ as a nation,” said Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in unveiling the new bill. The front of the bill features


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:00 p.m. The Crest Hotel (BC Room) Interested members of the public are invited to an annual meeting to discuss the performance and development activities of the Prince Rupert Port Authority over 2011 and initiatives for 2012 and beyond. The Port’s 2011 financial statements are available at the Port’s office and will also be available at the annual meeting. Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, BC Canada V8J 1A2 Phone: (250) 627-8899 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: ◆ SPORTS Crest Glory Days, P. 12 ◆ CLASSIFIEDS, P. 14-22


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Float plane passengers need PFDs, says report By Jeff Nagel THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

VICTORIA -All floatplane passengers and crew should be required to wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) throughout the flight, according to recommendations from the B.C. Coroners Service. The findings come from a coroners’ death panel review into seaplane safety after four crashes on the B.C. coast killed 23 people from 2005 to 2009. The report recommends Transport Canada require PFD use at each stage of the flight by all on board and that seaplanes be equipped with emergency exits allowing rapid escape in water. It says PFDs stored under

a seat are extremely hard to retrieve in the critical seconds after a crash when occupants are trying to escape a submerged craft. But commercial floatplane operators are divided on the use of life vests throughout flights. Harbour Air/Westcoast Air executive vice-president Randy Wright said he and others in the industry fear a panicked passenger might inflate a PFD inside a submerged plane, trapping himself and others. “You’ve got to get people out with the life jackets and without inflating it inside or they’ll trap themselves,” he said. Current PFDs in use would not hold up to continuous wear either, the panel heard. But the report argues those

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mercial flights were in more than a third of the incidents. Three of the four crashes considered in the review involved flights that were carrying workers to remote job sites on the coast. In 2009, six passengers died when a commercial flight hit the water at Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island. The pilot and a seventh passenger escaped from that rapidly sinking plane, but the other occupants drowned inside. Only two of the four doors could be opened. “Of the seven life vests available onboard, five had remained in their stowage pouches under the seats, while two were found outside of their pouches, but had not been utilized,” the report says.

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business

Contributed The Northern View

Northcoast Women in Business is a dynamic group of business and professional women who meet to network, learn, and discuss business issues in a positive environment. Established two-and-a-half years ago as an initiative of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, it was spearheaded by women who had experienced the vibrant energy of women’s business groups in other communities. Their vision was to create a similar experience for women in Prince Rupert and, thanks to the support of local businesses including Tim Hortons, Baker Boy, Overwaitea, the Highliner Plaza hotel and, initially, the Coast Prince Rupert Hotel, their vision is being realized. Northcoast Women in Business has grown and evolved. Members meet at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except summer) to network over a light breakfast, listen to a formal guest presentation and engage in discussion. In keeping with the group’s mission, the atmosphere at meetings is positive and supportive. Conversation is lively and includes a good amount of laughter as members network, explore issues, showcase their businesses, and participate in professional development. Member, Amber Sheasgreen sees real value and

notes that meetings, “have been an excellent opportunity to meet and create partnerships with professional women in the business community”. “I feel comfortable participating in group discussion and have accessed a wealth of information from guest speakers,” she said. In addition to monthly meetings, Northcoast Women in Business hosted a professional development event in January, in partnership with the Women’s Enterprise Centre. It kicked-off Friday evening with a wine and cheese networking session and was followed on Saturday by two highly interactive workshops facilitated by the Women’s Enterprise Centre’s Heather Martin. The event was a resounding success, as a participant attested, “I really enjoyed meeting and working with so many great women — it was fun and I brought home new ideas for my business”. Community support was outstanding and, thanks to sponsors’ generosity, the workshops were affordable for everyone who participated in learning how to ramp up their sales and grow their businesses. Sponsors included the Crest Hotel and the Women’s

Enterprise Centre, Hawkair and the Northern View, Advantage Print & Design, Northern Savings Credit Union, Royal LePage, and Ridley Terminals Inc, as well as Community Futures Pacific Northwest, Hecate Strait Employment Development Society, Mackenzie Countrywide Furnishings, Occasions to Remember, Power N Passion For Life, and the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce. Northcoast Women in Business

welcomes all professional and business women—self-employed women, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees— and provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas, learn, and laugh together. It’s an early, but highly inspirational start to the day! For information, contact Carol Bulford at the Chamber of Commerce (250-624-2296) or Lynne Graham at womeninbusiness@

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Women in Business: A look at how far we have come By Lynne Graham Words at Work

Women have made significant progress in the workforce over the past generation. They are more educated, comprise a much larger segment of the workforce, and own businesses that contribute a whopping $117 billion to the Canadian economy, annually. More than 61 per cent of BC women participate in the workforce, according to BC Labour Force Participation Rate Projections for 2010 and, according to Statistics Canada, 12 per cent of Canadian women are self-employed, a number that continues to increase. The reasons women choose selfemployment are varied but, for business women in Prince Rupert, the most common motivator is that it allows them to do what they love. For Debbie Mierau of Advantage Print and Design, it is graphic design, and for Adrienne Johnston, owner of Cow Bay Café, it is cooking.

“I always wanted to be a cook,” says Johnston. “I also wanted to have my own restaurant, but never really thought it through.” When the opportunity arose, however, Johnston jumped at it. Seizing opportunities is a common theme among successful women. Karen Basso has managed Quadra Travel for 10 of the 20 years she worked there. Although she never planned to operate a business, she enjoyed working in the travel industry enough to learn the financial side and, when the management opportunity arose, “I jumped in with both feet,” she says. For these women, owning or managing a business has been a means for them to do what they enjoy, rather than an end in itself. The business aspect of owning the restaurant held no charm for Johnston but, she says, “I promised myself that I would learn to do that part—and do it well.” Mierau is in business so that she can do graphic design, but admits, “The business

The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce congratulates Northcoast Women in Business on its growth over the past two-and-a-half years! As the voice of business, the Chamber is proud to support local businesses, whether they employ one or one-hundred people. Through advocacy efforts, the Chamber represents business interests at the municipal level and, through the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, at the provincial and national levels, too. The Chamber of Commerce offers excellent beneÀt programs, as well as networking events and services that provide opportunities for business people to promote their businesses, save money, make connections, and stay informed.

If you’re in business, the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is here for you! For information about the Chamber, contact Carol Bulford at… 250-624-2296 •

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aspect—particularly the regulations— than those owned by men. The Taskforce often keep me from it.” is calling for a national economic strategy Owning a business has both benefits to support women entrepreneurs. The and drawbacks. Business owners tend proposed strategy to develop this vital to work very long hours and, if they are part of the Canadian economy includes able to take a vacation, it is often unpaid. financial and technological literacy, as So, what keeps these women in business? well as increased access to growth capital For Gina Garon, owner of Blue Heron and grants. Enterprises, enjoying what she does is part Dillon’s observations also indicate that of the reason, but she adds, “I also love the women entrepreneurs need support. In the creativity and flexibility,” Johnston says. rural areas where she has spent her career, “I enjoy my co- workers, I love the women have been hesitant to go into customer service, I love the creativity that business. keeps it all going.” “They ask themselves how it’s possible Many occupations still reflect what to be a success when so much else is might be considered traditional gender expected of them in other areas of their roles, but changes are occurring. In the 22 lives,” she says. years to 2009, the number of women in Fortunately, some women do find the managerial positions increased seven per support they need, take the risk, and build cent, according to Statistics Canada, while successful businesses. For the women those in business or finance increased 13 who succeed, Johnston notes, “We bring per cent. something special to the table because we Lucy Dillon, branch manager at TD have a very clear understanding of what Canada Trust, has seen significant changes it means to have a family and to work as in women’s roles in banking. There were well.” few female managers when she began Lynne Graham is a Prince Rupert writer her career. Then, in the nineties, women and editor at Words at Work: Writing and moved into assistant manager positions, as Communication Services well as into lending and financing— traditionally male-dominated EMPOWERING WOMEN… positions. The bank is committed to expanding leadership opportunities for women and Dillon notes, “In Contributed the Pacific region we’re bucking the photo trend at the mid-management level Trish Dyck, past chair of - and our senior vice president is a Northcoast woman.” Women in Women have traditionally Business worked in the travel industry, but at the neteven in this sector Basso has seen a working sesdramatic shift. sion for the “We now see women as CEOs of “EmpowerCruise lines and major tour operators, ing Women and sitting on boards of hotel chains in Business” such as the Ritz Carlton.” workshops Although women have come a that were held in Janlong way in business, there is room uary to grow. The Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth notes that womenowned businesses grow more slowly

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Developing a business plan to start your own business By Kathy Bedard Hecate Strait Employment Have you ever wanted to map out your life so that you would

know exactly where you want to be three to five years from now? That’s the reason for preparing a business plan when you undertake self-employment! It is a living document that guides your path to successful business ownership but it is also a planned process that allows for readjustments throughout the business’s life. The information behind the business plan provides insight

into the strengths of the idea, the weaknesses that the business may have to overcome, the opportunities that lie ahead and, of course, the threats to the potential successful startup and continued operation. Strengths may include: a new business to the community or a unique service; something that you have expertise in. The weaknesses may be that you must have rented space or a large inventory to undertake the opportunity. The opportunities are knowing about the community and how your business fits. What looms on the horizon, such as economic

development, that if the business that will assist in depends on one the growth. person, then it must But, of have a fall back plan. course, along Where and who are with thinking your supports in cases of the positive of emergency. possibilities, Remember, selfplanning for employment is one negative impacts person delivering a also provides service; what is the solid thinking plan for vacation or in your business time off? plan. A good business Many people plan will provide a think of small case for funding or Kathy Bedard business as a bank loans but it will way to employ also provide a way to oneself but forget to consider look at the financial side of the

operation. A good cash flow projection, backed up by solid information, is an excellent tool of small business. It should be reflected on regularly, changes made as conditions change (hiring staff, slowdown of the economy and other factors), and be a living document that will assist you in your growth as a small business person. GOOD LUCK! HSEDS MANDATE: To deliver employment programs and training that will enhance the lives of the residents on the North Coast and Haida Gwaii.

The need to separate your business and personal expenses Contributed The Northern View

Separating business, home, and personal identity can be difficult for some entrepreneurs. You have so much of yourself wrapped up in what you do for a living. Running a business tends to be all-consuming and it can be hard to tell where you stop and your business begins and, not just in terms of your emotional investment. Your personal and company finances can also get mixed together if you’re not careful. There are benefits to keeping your business and personal finances separate. First and foremost, it legitimizes what you’re doing, not only in your eyes but in the eyes of other interested parties, including

bankers and the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency (CCRA). Legitimate business expenses can be deducted from your business revenues to reduce taxable income. This means that if you keep detailed accounting records, and track the expenses you incur over the course of the year, you will never pay more tax than you have to. Of course, your expenses have to be legitimate and they have to be backed up with the necessary receipts and/or other documentation. The second important benefit for making a clear distinction between your business and personal finances is that, you get an accurate and objective view of your business’ viability. You’ll never know if it can support both

you and your goals in the short and long term if you don’t have an uncompromised picture of its finances. It can be challenging to keep your business and personal finances separated, the following tips can help you: If you operate from your home, try to confine your work to one room or one area and keep that space exclusively for your business. This way, you can easily determine the percentage of housing costs to apply to the business. As much as possible, find ways to clearly distinguish what belongs to the business and what doesn’t. For example, if you can, set up a separate business phone line or at least track your business telephone usage. Set up a company credit card

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and use it for business expenses. Remember, though, that the card is a tracking tool, not a source of financing. Interest on credit cards is too high to be using one to float your business. Establish a filing system for your business receipts. Don’t throw them all in a shoebox and hand them to an accountant at the end of the year. The shoebox provides you with virtually no ongoing financial information. The least you should do is figure out the major expense categories that you have and, as your costs are incurred, file the invoices and receipts accordingly. Then, once a month, enter the information into your revenue/expense and cash flow statements. If you use your car for business purposes, keep a log of

the kilometers you travel for the business. You’ll be able to apply a percentage of your vehicle expenses against your business revenues at year end. Don’t think you need to do it all. Consult with your accountant to set up a system that makes sense for you. However, it is critical to have enough financial understanding to tell if you’re making a profit, how your cash flow is doing, and how each area of your business is doing.” Women’s Enterprise Centre is the go-to place for BC women business owners for business loans, skills training, business advisory services, resources, publications and referrals. Call us at 1.800.643.7014 or email inquiry@womensenterprise. ca from anywhere in BC.

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Buzz words and business jargon: The words we love to hate By Lynne Graham Words at Work

Buzzwords—they’re an integral part of business-speak. Managers want to action items, dialogue in person, and task Johnny with quarterbacking important projects. It’s enough to make the clearest head spin! We all have expressions that we love to hate. Low hanging fruit is one that makes my toes curl and coming in close behind

it are shovel ready projects, and reaching out—unless, of course, a non-profit organization is reaching out to assist people it serves under its mandate, in which case I’m all for it. The business community has not entirely cornered the market on jargon (sports could give business a good run for its money), but when it comes to taking perfectly good nouns and converting them into truly horrid verbs, business is the clear winner. Droves of managers

are calendarizing events, operationalizing programs, and incentivizing employees. They want to interface with the good folk in marketing to loop them in on stalling numbers and bluesky with them to improve those numbers. And, if your brain is not spinning yet, here are 10 expressions that many of us love to hate. How many can you add? - At this juncture or, At this point in time: “Now”! - Bandwidth, as in, “We don’t

have enough bandwidth to take on a new project.” Really, what’s wrong with capacity? - Bio-break: Does it matter what the break is for? It’s just a break. - Bleeding edge: When leading edge no longer describes how current something is. - Ducks in a row: Confession—I like this one. It conjures up a delightful image. While it means to get organized, where the ducks come in is anyone’s guess. - Peeling the onion: Remove

the outer layers and get to the heart of the problem. - Push the envelope: Exceed normal limits. - Rough order of magnitude: “I’m guessing.” - Run it up the flagpole: Find out what people think. - Think outside the box: Although it means finding a creative solution, anyone who works in an office or cubicle could legitimately be thinking about dinner, or skiing, or . . . . You get the picture!

government reports that 47 per cent of our small and medium businesses are owned by women. You may be surprised to learn that Canadian women now comprise the majority of fulltime students in most university departments. And did you know that the current Government has the highest percentage of women in Cabinet in Canadian history? There are 69 women in the House of Commons

- the highest number ever elected. All those years of tenacity and determination have certainly paid off in paving the way for this generation of women and even more so for our daughters. From teachers, engineers, doctors and researchers, to astrophysicists and astronauts, the sky is the limit; no challenge will ever be too great for the women of tomorrow.

No challenge too great for women that long ago that women were more than likely to be found working in offices, retail stores and restaurants. However, today it’s

commonplace to see women rivaling men in top-ranking jobs in corporations of every kind, in While business women have banking, in elected government come a long way, it wasn’t all positions, in every single known profession and in jobs where we never even FUTURE LEADERS… imagined we would ever see women! And let’s not forget all those self-employed women. In Canada, t o d a y , approximately 1 in 10 women is self-employed and although they are more likely to work part-time, they are often seen at the helm of small and medium File photo Many young women are being mentored to be the future business leaders of sized companies Prince Rupert through participation in the Rising Stars program put on by as well as major the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce. corporations. In fact, the Canadian


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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Develop your marketing plan: Know how much time and money you have to spend on marketing Contributed Community Futures

The number one marketing goal is to invest hard-earned resources on the best return. Review your business plan, look at your target market, and devise a marketing plan. As Community Futures Pacific Northwest Development Coordinator, Amber Sheasgreen, shares, “While your business plan generally outlines your entire business, a standalone marketing plan focuses specifically, and in more detail, on just that one function.” There are plenty of techniques

available to propel your business into the public eye (website, email, social media, events, joint company ventures, print and online advertising), but you need to choose the right fit. “Spend the time really thinking about and creating your business messages. And keep it consistent. Don’t try to be everything to everyone,” added Sheasgreen. “Specify your target market and stick to it; you will do a better job of selling and make better use of your time.” The following is a 5-step marketing plan courtesy of Ms. Sheasgreen: I. Do a SWOT analysis

(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats,) for your business. This will help you identify what you’re good at, what you need to work on and any outside influences on the business—both positive and negative—that you don’t have control over, but you may be able anticipate and strategize around. II. Determine your Target Market. Who are you selling to? Age, sex, income, single, married, kids, education level, and any psychographic information (what people are influence by/ their beliefs). III. Determine and set goals

and objectives for your business, goals that are S.M.A.R.T. , i.e. specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. IV. Create a Positioning Statement to lead you from your objectives into your marketing strategy. This statement focuses on who you are, the services or products you offer, your target market, your competitors, and the consumer benefit you offer. You can then derive a key message, or brand mantra from your consumer promise. V. Develop your Marketing Strategy—basically how you will achieve the goals and objectives you have set for your business.

This will include the four Ps of marketing: Price, Product, Placement, and Promotion. Use your Positioning Statement to get your message out to your target market by using tools and techniques that are appropriate to your findings. VI. Create a schedule for your plan, monitor your progress, and review and revise when necessary. CFDC PNW offers business planning assistance, 1 on 1 business counseling/advice and a variety of business financing options to help you get your new business started or grow your existing one

Craft a great “elevator speech” to market your business Contributed Women’s Enterprise Centre

Savvy business owners make it a priority to market themselves and their business every day – and with a few tools and a little practice you can become your very own best marketing talent. Along with your business card, one of the most effective and least costly marketing tools is an elevator speech - something that every business owner can, and should, take full advantage of. An elevator speech is an overview of your product or service that you can share in the time span of an elevator ride – which can be as long as two minutes or as short as thirty seconds. Rather than simply expand on 

your business name, job title or occupation, your elevator speech should be designed to start off with a statement about what you can provide and what the benefits are. Your listener will be thinking “what’s in it for me?” and it is up to you to tell them the value you or your business can provide. Be aware of your competitive advantage and take time to incorporate that into your elevator speech. Then get used to sharing your message with everyone, at every opportunity – you never know when the cashier at the grocery store has a sister or an uncle who is looking for just what you are offering! As you craft your elevator speech, keep in mind that you’ll

need to grab your listener’s attention right at the start. If you can prompt your listener to ask a question, you will be able to continue the conversation and more fully engage their interest. Many business owners continuously refine their message and will have more than one version of their elevator speech – each one tailored to specific audiences and situations. When someone asks “what do you do?” or when you are given an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business at a meeting, your response should flow smoothly, without hesitation and without sounding like the proverbial sales pitch. With a clear, carefully



rehearsed message, you will be ready to take advantage of every encounter, no matter how brief, so practice your speech in front of the bathroom mirror, use a voice recorder or role play with friends until you are comfortable and confident. The more you use your speech, the more at ease you will become and the more natural it will sound. When you hand over your business card, if you have delivered an effective elevator speech, you will have neatly explained the benefits of working with you, and you will have painted a picture in their memory of someone who can provide a solution to their needs. Make it punchy and relevant. The opportunity to connect often

arises during or shortly after introductions and you’ll want to make that first impression count. Your elevator speech, also known as an elevator pitch, will be a valuable asset at meetings, events, networking groups, in the lineup at the grocery store – who knows, you might even find yourself in an elevator with a captive audience! Women’s Enterprise Centre is the go-to place for BC women business owners for business loans, skills training, business advisory services, resources, publications and referrals. Call us at 1.800.643.7014 or visit from anywhere in BC.

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Business transfers present a great opportunity ahead Contributed The Northern View

Time goes by quickly, so quickly in fact that many entrepreneurs aren’t aware of the years slipping by. When their retirement is upon them, not every business person is ready to hand over the reins to a younger generation of business people. However, this is the reality and a great opportunity for a new generation of future leaders to take charge of the family business and ensure its continuity. The advantages for these young people are great, in view of the fact

that the companies are already well established, they have a proved performance and have demonstrated their profitability. However, the challenge for these young entrepreneurs resides in their long-term vision and their maintaining the achievements and reputation of the business, while also introducing a new management style. Moreover, family-run businesses will not be the only ones to be changing hands. In fact, over the next 10 years, the leaders of thousands of small to medium-size businesses are planning to transfer their companies. In some cases the business will be transferred

to a third party who may already be working within the company, or to someone who has not connections whatsoever with the firm. However, there are certain advantages to an employee taking charge, since he will already have a good knowledge of the firm’s culture, its long-term vision and core values, in addition to having the necessary technical expertise. This is an area in which the prospects for business women are great. These women are ready to Shaun Thomas photo take on the challenge; they have Over the next 10 years, the leaders of thousands of small the experience, the strength and the to medium-size businesses are planning to transfer their companies commitment.

Some of the keys to writing a successful grant application By Lynne Graham Words at Work

The amount money available through grants is astounding. All that organizations have to do is apply—but therein lies the rub! Many have no idea where to start. The good news is that it is not rocket science and approaching the process methodically can produce good results. Winning proposals share four characteristics: - They are complete, concise, clear, and convincing - They are written from the funder’s perspective - The project matches the funder’s purpose and follows the funder’s guidelines - Information is specific, relevant, and accurate Look for sources that match the project A key to success is choosing

a perfect funding match for the project. Look for a funder whose objectives align with the project. Follow the funder’s guidelines! Following the guidelines is the first rule of grant writing, so be sure your organization can meet them. Check that it qualifies under the funder’s rules, can meet specified timelines and, if required, that it has matching funds. Give reviewers what they want Remember that people who review grant applications represent the funder and want to see that: - The application matches the funder’s mandate and contains all the required elements - The organization is stable and trustworthy and works with community partners - The project is viable and provides community value

Decide what to include If the funder provides an application form, assume that each section will be evaluated separately and expect to repeat information that applies to several sections. Where the funder does not provide an application form, create three sections: cover letter, proposal, and supplementary material. 1.Cover letter: In a single page, get the reader’s attention, introduce the organization and summarize the request, the project, and its benefits. 2.Proposal: The proposal has five sections and makes up the bulk of the application. Cover page: Include date, organization name and contacts, charitable status number (if applicable), and the application title Background: Introduce the organization and establish its credibility. Describe:

- History and mission - Achievements - Current programs or activities - Partnerships - Constituency – who the organization serves - Request: Describe the problem that the proposal addresses, focusing on the group being served, rather than on the organization. Provide examples. Be engaging, convincing, and accurate. - Project description or plan: Explain the project’s goal, the objectives the organization will use to reach the goal, and the activities it will perform to achieve the objectives. - Project timeline and evaluation: List the project activities and state when each will be completed. Then explain how you will evaluate the effectiveness of the project and what this will cost. 3.Supplementary material

Financial information: Attach the project budget and other information the funder requests. - Organizational structure: Describe the organization’s structure and list the capabilities of people who will carry out the project. - Supporting material: Attach letters of support and news clippings. Presentation - A clear, concise, and engaging proposal makes the reviewer’s job easier and builds your organization’s case. Ask someone else to read it. Edit, edit, edit! - Use consistent formatting throughout with headings, graphics, and bold text, but avoid fancy fonts. - Before submitting, re-read the funder’s guidelines. Are all the required elements included? All the signatures? Good luck!

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Many victories for women in business, but a number of challenges still remain for women in the workplace Contributed The Northern View

There is no denying the progress Canadian women have made in filling positions of power over the decades, whether in business or politics. In celebrating women in business, let’s not lose sight of the fact that these hardwon advances remain fragile. Let’s not forget that there is still plenty of resistance to fair female representation in certain spheres of activity. Before 1918, women in Canada didn’t even have the right to vote in federal elections! Since then, they have not ceased to take huge strides in their quest for equality in education, in personal and legal relationships, and in business. But many more challenges remain. In parliamentary representation, the numbers are low: women made up 25 percent of the windfall in the 2011 federal elections, but it that is still far from the critical mass target of 30 percent. This dismal rate puts Canada far

down the list of women’s representation in world parliamentary institutions around the world. Another place where the glass ceiling continues to prevent Canadian women from achieving their fair share of power is in boardrooms: women are notably underrepresented on private sector and public boards of directors. In Canada, almost half of the boards of directors of large companies include only one woman, and only six per cent include two or more. Will the increasing numbers of women registering at our universities change this situation over the next few years? Let’s hope it will, but in the meantime, we must continue to support those who already hold decision-making jobs or who have set their sights on them. Shaun Thomas photo

In Canada, almost half of the boards of directors of large companies include only one woman, and only six percent include two or more.

The value of learning a second language for business By Maru Senties The Northern View

As business people, whether you are preparing global citizens, promoting intercultural exchange practices, welcoming a diverse community, conducting international business, or simply preparing for a much deserved vacation overseas, a second language not only makes it possible, but also more enjoyable. We live in a global, interconnected environment where

international experience and intercultural skills are required, which means that a second language opens doors into the realities of global markets. Research shows that learning a second language contributes to the learner’s educational experiences, personal growth, and intercultural understanding. According to the “Enhancing Second Language in Alberta” Report, published in December 2003, second languages are taught both for the purpose of developing communication

skills and for developing cultural understanding, which is becoming ever more important in the workplace. One obvious advantage of knowing more than one language is that it provides expanded access to people, resources, and markets. Another is that it provides speakers with a competitive advantage in the workforce by opening up additional opportunities and potentially making them more valuable to their employers.

The “Real Estate Women of Royal LePage - Prince Rupert” Melanie Erickson, Heather Bullock, Dorothy Wharton, Emily Kawaguchi (missing from photo Lynn Pineault of Haida Gwaii)

million 2. Spanish - 325 million 3. English - 312-380 million 4. Arabic - 206-422 million 5. Hindi - 181 million 6. Portuguese - 178 million 7. Bengali - 173 million 8. Russian - 146 million 9. Japanese - 128 million 10. German - 96 million Experience the world ! Buen viaje! Maru Senties is a Spanish Language Instructor in Prince Rupert and can be contacted at

Tonja S. Horne Inc. Chartered Accountant

Women have made many strides in business over the past 50 years; they are opening their own business, running their husband’s businesses, and even holding controlling positions on boards for Corporations. We have certainly improved over the years and just seem to be getting better.

We would like to assist you in your search for that perfect home, whether it’s your Àrst home or that home for the next phase of your life. 363-500 2nd Ave W In the upper level of the Rupert Square Shopping Centre


Ultimately, whether you learn another language for pleasure, business or study, it will make your trips to foreign countries easier and offer communication opportunities to potential foreign clients. If you’re considering learning a second language, here is a list of the 10 most spoken languages worldwide according to (2012), and the approximate number of people who speak primarily each language. 1. Mandarin Chinese - 882


Tonja S. Horne Inc. recognizes just how many women help to make small and large businesses run smoothly and would like to give them a standing ovation for all of their hard work.

253 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L2

250 627 5495 • Toll Free: 1 877 212 0022

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Saluting North Coast Women in Business Examining the homebased business


business in your home outweigh the disadvantages. Advantages The trend toward home-based business has occurred Address domestic responsibility: for several reasons. From the beginning, the electronic I would be free to care for children, revolution, with its computers, fax machines, copiers, and parents, and household duties. generally faster, better, smaller and cheaper office technology Control over work hours: If I don’t has made it possible for almost every family to start a feel that I have time in my life for business from home. Job insecurities and lay-offs have another client, I can say no. I can cut forced white-collar workers out of corporations. Many back during the summers, and work of these displaced middle managers have translated their longer hours during the school year. skills into viable businesses run from their home offices. Convenience: I would have all the The trend toward home-based business has also been aspects of my life -work, family, social fueled by economic considerations such as eliminating consolidated in one place. rent and utilizing other home-office deductions. As an Decreased commuting time: I’d be additional bonus, having a home-based business has able to really use the time I now spend allowed parents to stay home with their families and traveling from home to work and back. address elder care and parental leave without added costs. Flexible hours and pace: If I wanted Home-based businesses are popular because they can be to put in my hours late at night or early very successful. They can also turn into disasters or, at the in the morning, I’d be able to do it. very least, become unproductive or half-hearted efforts. Independence: I’d not only be my Here are several advantages and disadvantages of a home- own boss, I’d be my own landlord. based business. See if the advantages of basing your new Lack of workplace distractions: It seems like I spend Betty Barton, Barton Construction, Terrace photo half my There is plenty of networking and laughs during the Women in d a y s Business meetings. chatting with other workers -I could take back home. that time for working, and Difficult to set aside long blocks of time: Soccer games, earning money. doctors’ appointments, car repairs, plumbers -the list of Low overhead expenses: things I have to fit in around work is a long one. The staff of Archibald, Clarke & DeÀeux (Prince Rupert) Insurance Services Rita I’m already paying for the Domestic interruptions: If I’m at home, it’s going to be Van Summeren, Blanche Shepherd, Christy Johnston and Merrianne Mar, our friendly, space I live in and the hard for family and friends to realize I’m working. courteous staff have the knowledge and experience to Ànd the best insurance to meet your utilities I use; why not make Household chores: I really won’t have any excuse for needs. We work with all the major insurance companies to offer you a wide range of the most of it? not keeping up with the house. insurance at reasonable rates. We have been serving the people of Prince Rupert for Tax advantages: The Informal, cramped, insufficient workspace: I don’t over 25 years and specialize in Autoplan, Homeowners Insurance, Tenants Insurance, government offers tax have very good “private” space for working. Commercial Insurance, Seasonal Property, Restaurant Insurance, Bonding, Marine breaks for business use of Lack of respect: People think I’m unemployed, or Insurance and Travel Insurance. We are open Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM and the home: I could use a tax they’ll think of my business as a hobby. Saturdays 10AM to 4PM. Located in the lower level of Rupert Square Mall, where parking break. Lack of workplace camaraderie: It can get quiet and is available. Come in and see us for all your insurance needs. Disadvantages lonely around the house all day. Demands on family Total responsibility for workflow and efficiency: It’s a Over 25 years of serving insurance customers in B.C. members to cooperate: lot to be responsible for, and I won’t have anyone to blame OPEN SATURDAYS I’m not sure my spouse/ but myself. Zoning Issues: I’m not sure my town permits parents/children would like Rupert Square Mall • Phone: 250-624-9185 the disruption of a business businesses like mine to be operated out of residential Fax: 250-624-6647 • being run out of their neighborhoods.


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Meet the Women from TD Canada Trust Prince Rupert! IN THE RUPERT SQUARE MALL 250-624-2215 • PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.

Quadra Travel, Locally owned and operated for over 30 years in Prince Rupert is a Success story. Many say that the bricks and mortar retail travel agencies in North America are not viable, but that is not us. We recently joined forces with the Thomas Cook group as an afÀliate. Thomas Cook has been in the business of selling travel for over 170 years worldwide. With our new afÀliation Quadra Travel can now better serve our customers with an even larger range of products and services. We offer competitive rates on foreign currency, and can get over 100 international currencies in your hands, days earlier than your own bank. We have the best escorted cruise program in the business and our product knowledge is second to none. Our website has the latest and greatest travel deals. Our staff are traveled travel agents, who welcome you to click, call or come on in, and will be happy to assist you with all your travel needs. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on facebook, because without a travel agent you are on your own.

Bhupinder Gill, Carole Leblanc – Financial Services Representatives and Lucy Dillon, Branch Manager.

Together we offer over 55 years of experience in the financial services industry. We are able to assist you with meeting all your financial needs including investment advice, financial planning, small business accounts and credit as well as personal credit and mortgages. We are rooted in the community and take pride in understanding women in business as well as meeting all of our clients needs.

“Banking Can be this Comfortable!” Now open Saturday 9 – 3 TD Canada Trust 236-500 2nd Ave West Prince Rupert BC V8J 3T6 • 250 627-1767

◆ WEEKLY UPDATE By Contributed by Donna The Northern View

Seniors Centre notes Whist Winners: Ladies’ 1st-M. Stegavig, 2nd & Pool-A. Johansen; Men’s 1st-P. Paulson, 2nd-S. Paulson, Pool-R. Basso & J. Basso. Way to Go! June is fast approaching and that means “55 Alive” is just around the corner – Sat June 2. I








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will be contacting the facilitator to find out times and such. Stay tuned. Senior Games Zone 10 is busy trying to raise funds as it costs money to travel and attend the games, one way they do this is thru raffle tickets. The prizes are good and the odds are great, if you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket to support Zone 10 athletes give me a call at






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627-1900. Thank you. We would like to put a call out to anyone who has not yet purchased their Seniors’ Centre membership for 2012. If you enjoy coming to the Centre or you want to support the Seniors’ Centre please consider purchasing a membership. Our memberships are only $10.00 which is on the low end of the scale considering what other senior centres


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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Until July 3, 2012, purchase a new 2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape XLT I4 FWD with automatic transmission/2012 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission for $20,499/$21,999/$28,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $5,500/$5,000/$5,500. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $5,500/$5,000/$5,500 and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until July 3, 2012, choose 5.99%/5.99%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape XLT I4 FWD with automatic transmission/2012 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $293/$315/$422 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $135/$145/$195 with a down payment of $2,800/$3,000/$2,800 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $3,414.28/$3,665.06/$4,171.44 or APR of 5.99%/5.99%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $21,113.28/$22,664.06/$30,370.44. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $5,500/$5,000/$5,500 and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. †From May 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012, receive $500/$1,000/$1,250/$1,500/$1,750/$2,000/$3,000/$4,000/ $4,500/$5,000/$5,500/$6,500/$7,000/ $7,500/$8,000/$8500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Focus S, 2012 Fiesta S, 2012 Explorer (excluding Base)/2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Edge SE, 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Escape I4 Manual, E-Series/2012 Focus (excluding S)/Transit Connect (excluding Electric), 2012 /2012 Mustang Value Leader/2012 Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/2012 Fusion S, 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader), 2012 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Expedition/2012 Fusion Hybrid, 2012 Mustang GT (excluding GT500 and Boss 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual)/2012 Fusion (excluding S and Hybrid), 2012 Edge FWD (excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6/, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding Chassis Cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from April 3, 2012 to May 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before March 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 Fusion 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.0L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy]/ 2012 Escape 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy]/ 2012 Edge 3.5L V6 FWD 6-speed Automatic transmission: [11.1L/100km (25MPG) City, 7.2L/100km (39MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. The vehicle’s electrical system (including the battery), the wireless service provider’s signal and a connected mobile phone must all be available and operating for 911 Assist to function properly These systems may become damaged in a crash The paired mobile phone must be connected to SYNC and the 911 Assist feature enabled in order for 911 to be dialed †††© 2012 Sirius Canada Inc “SiriusXM” the SiriusXM logo channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc and are used under licence ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited All rights reserved Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - The Northern VIEW - Page 21

charge. We have a lot of fun here and do a heck of a lot of good, all for next to nothing from our members which is the way we’d like to keep it. If you are 45 years of age you can be an “associate member” once you hit 55 you are considered a “voting” member. Come down anytime between 11am and 3pm Monday thru Friday to purchase your membership. Thank you!!

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


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North Coast COMING EVENTS MAY 11 - Grief Is Work. A free educational and healing opportunity for anyone who is dealing with a loss in their life. 7;30- 9;30 pm at the Prince Rupert Seniors Center. Presented by the Prince Rupert and District Hospice Society. Contact. Zoe Zentner. 250-627-8220 or email zsquaredonaboard@

MAY 12 - Strawberry Tea - St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 2-4 pm. Come and bring your Mother and friends out to tea.


cook a delicious meal. Planet Youth is accepting registration for people wanting to try scuba-diving. Training will take place at the Aquatic centre. Once training is complete, successful participants will have the opportunity to Ocean dive.

Please join us at the Diabetes Support Group Prince Rupert Hospital Room 430; 1: 00 pm – 2:00 pm. Dates: April 16th – Annual Exams- Prevent Complications- Find out How. May 14th – Carb Counting Basics. June 11th – Foot Care – Protect Your Feet


Planet Youth (ages 19-24) is looking to start a Youth Council. If you are a leader in your community and are interested in: Creating community events (music, arts, sports etc), creating recreation opportunities in the community, supporting a sustainable green community, establishing networks and opportunities for youth, travel and trips and more, we will be having an information session on May 17th at 4pm at the Friendship House in the third Floor Meeting room. Call 250-6271717 Ext For more information or e-mail

Kaien Island First Nation Elders from Friendship House is looking for volunteers to help out during special events; Seafest, National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day. Volunteers needed for the following duties: Set up and take down, Cook, Cashier, Transportation/Driver and Dishwasher. If you would like to volunteer for any of the above duties, please contact George Sampson at the Friendship House, 250-627-1717 ex 26, MonFri between 9am and 5pm

Are you between the ages of 19 and 24? Do you like canoeing? Join us for the 2012 Canoe Journey to Hartley Bay. We will be spending 10 days in the great outdoors camping, cooking on fires and paddling together. Training starts in April to prepare. All training, food and camping gear is included. We are also looking for volunteer support workers. All are Welcome. Pls Contact or call 250-6271717 ext 58 of just drop in sign up on our sign up sheet!

School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call Sandy Jones at 250-624-5031 ext. 226 for pick up.

Do you want to try yoga? Planet Youth is offering free yoga for youth aged 19-24 at the Friendship House every Tuesday evening from 4-5pm. Also, every Tuesday join Planet Youth for Food As Medicine cooking night. Bring an empty stomach and be prepared to

The Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if you are interested please drop a note to: Heritage Advisory Committe, PO Box 181, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3P6

Canadian Cancer Society annual Daffodil campaign – looking for volunteers to help with phoning for preordering daffodil blooms (early March), bundling and delivering Daffodil blooms (Mar 30), sitting at a table to collect donations for daffodil pins (throughout April). Contact Judy Rea 250 624-3913 in evening.

HIV Prevention Informational Sessions. Wednesdays, January 25 - March 28, 2012, 1:30-3:30pm @ Activity Rm of Friendship House. Create awareness, promotong Precautionary measures, Sharing Protection Resources, Promoting Risk and Management practices, Establish Contacts, Build Networks. Contact Carol @ 627-1717 ex 64 or visit 744 Fraser Street (Friendship House) or email

Knights of Columbus Flea Market - Table Rentals. We support 25-30 Charities and Institutions. Dates open Mar 24; April 14, 28.

Meals on Wheels Volunteer drivers needed immediately. 3x/week, 11:15am-12:30pm. Please call 250-622-6315 for Info.

Last Minute Market every Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen at 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on!

Prince Rupert Seniors Centre - Bingo every Friday 1:00 to 3:00 at the Seniors’ Centre. Everyone 19 of age and older welcome.

Scouts Canada - Scouting in Prince Rupert, Beavers aged 5-7 years old meet on Tuesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 6:30 - 7:30pm. Cubs aged 8-11 yearls old meet on Wednesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 7:00-8:30pm. Contact C. Green, 250-624-3370

ACROSS 1. Dehydrate 6. Turkish title 11. Solemn notice 15. Maui greeting 16. Headmaster 17. Rich source 18. Stairway support 19. Swear to be true 20. Accomplisher 21. Promote 23. Brief look 25. Chap 26. Wit 29. Discomfort 32. Quench 34. Two-person game 37. Lettuce 39. Borders 42. Sniggler 43. Robins’ domiciles 45. Pend 46. Lounge 48. Makes edging 50. Math term 51. Baby’s food 54. Unlike 57. Ms. Scala of «The Tunnel of Love» 58. Wings 60. Cotillion 61. Bard’s

instrument 63. Fuses together 65. On the up and up 67. Blooper 71. Sluggish 73. Manner 74. Cosmetic preparation 75. Representative 77. In need of a massage 79. Rose-colored 80. Hawaiian wood 82. Shower-wall surface 84. Poetic twilights 87. Spheres 89. Pantry 92. Tiny particles 96. Water jug 97. Store, as fodder 98. Of prisons 99. «____ the Change» 100. Routines 101. Sandpaper material DOWN 1. Review poorly 2. Pub potable 3. Altercation 4. Beard or Child 5. Foyer 6. Flo, to Andy 7. Emote

8. «____ Lively» (Sinatra film) 9. Flexible water tubes 10. Peasants’ cooperatives 11. Antiquated 12. Return 13. Imaginative thought 14. Web-footed bird 16. Sitar music 22. Unlock, to a poet 24. New Zealand parrot 26. Like a bairn 27. Unreturned serve 28. Sal, e.g. 30. Bar rocks 31. Homesickness 33. New Zealand bird 35. Thing, in law 36. Made footprints 38. Asterisk 40. South American monkey 41. Covered walk 43. Of the nose 44. Kill the engine 47. Trivial lie 49. Duroc’s digs 51. Ratchet device 52. Nautical

direction 53. Tasty 55. Supplication 56. Therefore 59. Circular current 62. Partake of nourishment 64. Seven, to Renee 66. Lob’s path 68. Tree 69. Burr to Hamilton 70. Leftover 72. Carpenter, at times 74. Concentrated solution 76. Grassy plain 78. «____, There and Everywhere» (Beatles hit) 80. Lunatic 81. Shield border 83. Once, once 85. Neck part 86. Dam up 88. Tree exudate 90. Gaming cube 91. Loop trains 93. Song from «A Chorus Line» 94. Tarnish 95. Wily

See page 7 for answers

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Your community. Your classifieds.

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CLASSIFIED RATES: As low as $15 per week

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10 Family Announcements 20 Community Announcements 100 Employment 200 Service Guide 300 Service Guide 400 Pets 500 For Sale/ Wanted 600 Real Estate 700 Rentals 800 Automotive 900 Legals The Northern View reserves the right to classify ads under appropriate headings and to set rates therefore and to determine page location. The Northern View reminds advertisers that it is against the provincial Human Rights Act to discriminate on the basis of children, marital status and employment when placing “For Rent:” ads. Landlords can state a no-smoking preference. The Northern View reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the News Box Reply Service, and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental. Box replies on “Hold” instructions not picked up within 10 days of expiry of an advertisement will be destroyed unless mailing instructions are received. Those answering Box Numbers are requested not to send original documents to avoid loss. All claims of errors in advertisements must be received by the publisher within 30 days after the first publication. It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of The Northern View in the event of failure to publish an advertisement as published shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid for such advertising.




Coming Events




Craft Fairs LAST MINUTE MARKET Every Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Moose Hall

Craft items Fried Bread • Baking Home Business & Yard Sale Items Holy Crap Cereal Dream Cream For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on!


Tony Ronald Savorelli July 4, 1968 April 20, 2012

Survived by his wife Jan; stepson Javin; parents Joe & Darlene; sisters, Melina & Rebecca; brother-in-law Rick; nieces Taylor, Jolene, Aeon; Sklapsky family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for Tony on May 19th at 3 pm at the Anchor Inn.

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IT WILL GO ON LINE! Information


Help Wanted

Grand Re-Opening Opening New Stock Soon in Prince Ru New Attitude pert New Management Now accepting all positions for Full & Part-Time Staff Apply with resume for the appropriate position to e.mail to • fax 250.632.3340

Career Opportunities

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Prince Rupert Fire Rescue

In lieu of Áowers donations in Tony’s name can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation

Place a classified word ad and...

Help Wanted

Full Time Firefighter The City of Prince Rupert is a vibrant and growing community of 13,500 people located at the Gateway to British Columbia’s northern transportation corridor. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and endless indoor and outdoor recreation, Prince Rupert is a great family oriented community. Firefighters respond to emergency situations and rescue people and property from all types of accident and disaster. They also make an area safer by minimizing the risks, including the social and economic costs, caused by fire and other hazards. Firefighters work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents occurring in the first place. They promote fire safety and enforce fire safety standards in public and commercial premises by acting and advising on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks. Lectures, exercises, practice drills and other forms of training are an integral and ongoing part of this job. The successful applicant will have the following: firefighting experience, have proven leadership skills and knowledge, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Firefighter will also have working knowledge of computer skills. The applicant must possess a Class 5 Drivers License with Air Brake Endorsement and completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. A NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications is required as well as Level III First Responder. Each firefighter recruit will also be required to do the following: x x x

Criminal Records Check; Driver’s Abstract; and, Complete Physical.

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to send their detailed resume with cover letter in a sealed envelope attention to the Fire Chief. Applications must arrive no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 18, 2012. Dave McKenzie, Fire Chief Fire Hall 200 – 1st Avenue West Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1A8

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

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Coming Events

Career Opportunities SALES Manager req’d for growing Automotive Dealership in South Okanagan, BC. Must have Automotive Sales leadership experience with focus on Customer Satisfaction.E-mail resume to Pay based on experience



Help Wanted


PART time experienced cleaner for two charter businesses June to September in Prince Rupert. Please send resume to or leave a message at 250 6241021.


Education/Trade Schools APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:

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needs Energetic Buss Boys, Buss Girls & Dishwasher/Food Prep. “Serving it Right” and “Food Safe” also previous experience an asset. Stuck On Designs is seeking a full time designer to work in our shop in Prince Rupert. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Progressive shop with lots of opportunity. or fax 250-624-6160. Please - no freelancers. SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to employment

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GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at

Class 1 Driver in Prince Rupert Occasional/Vacation fill in, quite flexible. Qualifications: Valid Class 1 License Understanding of Hours of Service regulations Competency in filing out Log Books and DVIR’s Must be able to function independently This is an evening run to Smithers and back. Criminal Record Check required upon being hired Please forward your resume and current drivers abstract Attn: Darryl S, Fax: 250 627 7450 For further inquiry call 250 627 9069 (9am-6pm)

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS The Gitanyow Independent School Society invites applications from qualified teachers to work in school setting for grades 5 to 7 and 3 & 4. We are looking for a dynamic person with confident classroom management skills and preferably experience working with aboriginal students. This position will appeal to individuals who have a strong interest in teaching First Nations Students. The successful applicant must be able to start 2012/13 school year by September 2012. We sincerely thank all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Fax Applications to 250849-5870 or Email to

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May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle VEHICLES Etc: 1988 Ford Motorhome (gas/propane), 20ft tandem axel car hauler trailer, 1956 GMC 6x6 Deuce & 1/2, miles tandem axle log trailer in good condition, 16 new 11R x 24.5 Continental truck tires, 2 sets new lightweight 24.5 single tire chains, set of Ford pickup mirrors, 3 sets new lightweight 24.5 triple tire chains, 4 16â&#x20AC;? hub caps, set 16â&#x20AC;? new tire chains, 86 Chevy repair quarter panels, camper jacks, RV water tank & pump, Suburban quarter panels, 4 small tires, 19 ft. KNC Cabin Cruiser w/ 6 cyl Mercury inboard tandem axel trailer 2, 9.9 Honda kicker, 21ft Fiber Form Cruiser, 250hp Mercury inboard w/ tandem axel trailer, 9.9 Honda 4 stroke long shaft outboard motor (10hrs), 1973 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; West Wight sailboat w/ trailer. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: Miller gas Trailblazer 44G, Ingersoll Rand T-30 air compressor, Hotsy pressure washer, Ammco drum 7 rotor lathe, Snap-on tool Box, Beach tool boxes, Oxy Acetylene plate cutter, Clausing metal lathe & accessories, Delta drill press, 5hp military Briggs & Stratton, JD control valves & hydraulic pumps, Siou valve grinding machine, cable tugger, triangle reďŹ&#x201A;ector sets, electrical conduit, oxygen tank & gauge, 3000 gal Regal Enviro fuel double tank w/ 110 1/4hp fuel pump, nozzle, safety valve, complete on skids, 3000 gal water tank on skids - ďŹ ts in back of dump truck, 500 gal RSF manufactured water tank for skidder, highway truck reďŹ&#x201A;ectors, electrical boxes, wooden snow shoes, Williams space heater, Coleman heater/oven, stove. CARPENTRY: Large selection of building materials, carpenters tools & lots of items for construction. Condition of Sale; Terms: Cash & Check with IdentiďŹ cation, sorry no Credit Cards. Items are As Is condition ~ not responsible for accidents. Any question please contact:

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June 2, 2012 Saturday @ 10am. Ft St James, BC. Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 27. Drive into Ft St James, follow signs thru town, 4 km on Germanson North Road Sale Conducted on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tuck & others. VEHICLES etc: 2 man self contained camp on skids, 8 liter BMW, 5 ton service truck, Bluebird 72 seat bus on factory propane, variety of late model Ford diesel trucks, 98 GMC 1/2 ton 4x4, 2 electric 3 wheel handicap carts, 5hp Craftsman roto tiller, 2 person go cart. 4 - 17â&#x20AC;? tires for Toyota pickup. MARINE: 16 ft. ďŹ berglass boat, 70hp Johnson boat motor, boat trailer, 30 commercial prawn traps, 2 new Dawa halibut rods. TOOLS: Makita 5 & 8â&#x20AC;? grinders, Hitachi 8â&#x20AC;? grinders, impact tools 3/8â&#x20AC;?-1â&#x20AC;?, electric jack hammer, Hilti drills & hammer drills, air greaser & luber, 3/4 & 1â&#x20AC;? drive socket, 600 lb. torque wrench, 1 & 1 3/4â&#x20AC;? drive multiplier set, torque wrenches, air/brad nailers, 12.5 & 18v rechargeable drills, 3/8â&#x20AC;?-1/2â&#x20AC;? metric & standard socket sets, lg. slide hammer, cord & rechargeable hand power tools, 2 - 10â&#x20AC;? Rockwell miter saw, hydraulic 2 1/2â&#x20AC;? pipe bender w/ dies, tap & die sets, pipe stand & threader, wheel sockets & seal drivers, open & box end wrenches, 1-1 1/2, 2-3 & 6 ton com-a-longs. EQUIPMENT: 10x10x20 portable garage, 6000 lb. engine hoist on wheels, 2hp compressors, Hilti drills & hammer drills, 200 Lincoln gas welder, 1200 liter lube oil dispenser (full of 15/40 oil), roll away tool boxes, tire machine, bead blaster, air conditioner equip., 2 vac pumps, 10 & 20 ton porta power kit, quad jack, electric fuel pumps, double walled 100 gal used oil tank, Acetylene torches & hoses, 2 new shallow well pumps, sand blaster, 6 - 3 ton ďŹ&#x201A;oor jacks, 2 - 3500 lb. transmission jacks, 5 gas powered water pumps, 2 - 6500 gensets (gas & electric start, low hrs.), new 3000 genset, 8 1/2hp wheeled Honda pressure washer, 3500psi pressure washer, 18hp 3500psi pressure steam cleaner, up to 2 1/2â&#x20AC;? metric & standard dies hydraulic hose press, Rockwell drill press, 2hp bench grinder, 4 industrial shop vacs, 3 pickup headache racks w/ side rails, 40# full forklift propane tanks, 4 warn winches, 2 - 99 channel ICom programmable radios w/ charger, helmets. SUPPLIES: Lg qty of brass, pipe & hydraulic ďŹ ttings, new & used truck parts, trays of snap rings, o-rings, screws, rivets, keyways, side, rear & front windshield for Peterbuilt, alternator, starter, fan hubs, pulleys for Cummings motor, new cam shafts, auto & manual slacks, plastic air line ďŹ ttings, cinches, wrappers & cable for logging trucks, metal cabinets & ďŹ ling cabinets, bolt bins (full of bolts), lg qty truck parts back up, tail & head lights, wiring, log trailer parts, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? axel, truck parts seals, drive lines, scale equip, bearings, brake shoes, drums, lowbed chains & cinches, body work equip, sanders, new spray & paint guns, welding rods, grinding discs HOUSEHOLD & MISC: 26 sheets of 3/4â&#x20AC;?-7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? granite counter tops w/ 4â&#x20AC;? back splash. Consignments welcome! Approx. 2000 lot sale. If you would like to consign large farm / logging equip or vehicles please contact Mikes Auction. Please note that we cannot take any small items at this already large sale. Condition of Sale Terms: Cash & Check with IdentiďŹ cation, sorry No Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on site. Any question Please Contact: Mike Steinebach @

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May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle Sale Conducted on behalf of Henry Van Der Weil & others. Sale will start off with Horse & Tack, followed by Antiques and a large coin collection. VEHICLES etc: Yukon chainsaw sawmill, Okanogan 5th Wheel, 2005 Ford Freestar Sport 4.3, 4 door Mini van, 2008 Ford F250 super duty 4x4 super cab w/new tires & canopy, 2007 F350 super duty 4x4 crew cab diesel w/new tires & spray on bed liner, 1972 Triumph Spit Fire convertible, 2002 diesel 2.4 l Toyota Hilux Surt SSR-G right hand steering (38x15.5x15â&#x20AC;? tires), 1984 Yamaha Tri-Z ATV, 800 ATV w/ winch, BF Good wrench 265/70R/17â&#x20AC;? tires w/ Ford 8 bolt rims (2 sets), misc. used tires good shape, Johnson 10hp boat motor. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: New welding rods & grinding discs, Aw32 hydraulic oil, chain saws, Poulan 2150, Husky 2150, Husky 371xpg, Cantec 6.5 gas water pump CT200, Cantec CT80CLC air cooled diesel water pump, 2 & 12 ton hydraulic jacks, riveters, levels, new & used cordless drills & skill saws, Rona table saw, Geotop C20C Automatic level w/ 2 tripod stands, pressure washer gun kit, HD furniture trolly, Rockwell Beaver 10â&#x20AC;? bandsaw, Beaver table saw on stand, Lincoln wire feed welder, Ingersoll Rand upright 60 gal air compressor, Speedair air compressor, Coleman Powermate 2500, Honda CX34 11hp power unit, Makita grinders, rolling toolboxes, socket drives, torque wrenches, air tools, wrenches, 23 - 16x2x4 trusses. HOUSEHOLD: Solid oak table & chairs, loveseat, sectional sofa, bunk bed w/ mattresses, Maple bedroom suite, Pine end table, Citizen tv w/ dvd, coffee table w/ brass accents, 3 drawer dresser, table & chairs, lamps, zero clearance mantle electric ďŹ replace, Kenmore washer & dryer, Igloo bar fridge, paintings, upright Kenmore freezer (new), hot/cold stainless steel 40 tray catering cart, hot water tank, Weider weight machine, ďŹ sh smoker, Big Gar wood stove, Ivy Cabin wood cook stove, small 2 door wood stove, TechniďŹ&#x201A;ame pellet stove, pewter & brass items, violins & guitar, Memorex antique syling radio/cassette/CD player, many misc. household items, 8â&#x20AC;? computerized Colestoron telescope. ANTIQUES: Oil lanterns & lamps, antique table & chairs, Missionary desk, Oak sideboard, Mahogany mirrored dresser, cast iron kettles, Pine mirror & night stand, green marble top hall stand w/ barley twist legs, 40 yr. old never ďŹ red 30-30 Winchester RiďŹ&#x201A;e Sioux Carbine (engraved). HORSES & TACK: Black/white Pinto mare, Blue Roan gelding, black QH gelding, saddles, headstalls, halters, breast collars, antique pack saddle, reins, foldable saddle racks, misc. other tack. COIN COLLECTION: Nice 150 lot coin collection, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss it! Consignments welcome! This is an excellent sale and all Goods are in very good condition. For out of town buyers there is local restaurant & accommodations, please contact Whispering Pines Motel (250) 696-3353. Condition of sale terms: Cash & Check with IdentiďŹ cation, sorry no Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact: Mike Steinebach @

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Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

Real Estate Real Estate PR: 2 Upgraded houses on large lot; either house covers mortgage, or $1150/mo income. $99,500, Rich Shultz, 250-626-9091

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Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Donald Allan Delaney, are hereby notiÂżed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the executor c/o the law Âżrm of Silversides, Merrick & McLean, 217 Third Avenue West, P.O. Box 188, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 3P7 on or before June 4, 2012 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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1438 Overlook 1326 Pigott Ave 241 9th Ave East 310 6th Ave West 1507 8th Ave East 245 3rd Ave West 519 3rd Ave West 1600 8th Ave 1833 5th Ave 1001 PR Blvd 1643 Atlin Ave 102 Raven 108 Collart 1823 Sloan Ave 1233 Conrad St 1235 7th East 1219 E 7th 1222 Beach Place 1418 Atlin Ave 105 Raven 1233 Conrad 1110 6th East

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INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed tenders marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phase 1 Stormwater Management Construction 1272-1â&#x20AC;? will be received no later than 3:00 pm local time on Tuesday May 29, 2012 by the District of Stewart at the office of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8 This tender is for the construction of culverts with headwalls and open ditches on Railway Street from 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue, and provisionally to 9th Avenue. t Drainage ditches and culverts with headwalls; t Surface restoration of roads and driveways over culverts; t Sediment controls during construction and possible dewatering. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all of the Tenders and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender Documents may be viewed at the District of Stewart Office or at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC on or after May 7th, 2012 All bidders shall familiarize themselves with the local site, high ground water conditions, availability of local materials, labour and equipment, infrastructure conditions, and the need to provide full time compliance with DFO fisheries and sediment control, and possible dewatering requirements. Tender documents may be obtained on or after May 7th, 2012 from McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Suite #1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8. Project Engineer: Joel Barkman, P.Eng. (250) 635-7163.

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Government changing laws for on-reserve development By Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government has introduced legislation to allow provincial laws to apply to two major developments on aboriginal reserve land. A liquefied natural gas project

on a Haisla Nation reserve near Kitimat and a four-tower condominium commercial development on a Squamish Nation reserve in West Vancouver will be subject to the B.C. building code and environmental regulations once federal and provincial laws are harmonized. Currently, reserve

lands are subject only to federal laws under the Indian Act, which prohibits the sale of reserve lands. B.C. Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak said the changes were sought by the Haisla and Squamish, because they create certainty for private investors to finance and build the projects. “This is really a historic opportunity to begin to regularize the types of developments that take place on reserve,” Polak said. Kitimat LNG, a consortium led by gas producer Apache

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Corp., hopes to have the first of two proposed LNG processing lines completed by 2016 on a vacant Haisla reserve at Bish Cove, a site on Douglas Channel. It is one of two proposals in the area to liquefy gas from northeastern B.C. and load it on pressurized tanker ships for export. Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross called the LNG proposal “a game-changer for the Haisla people,” adding that the federal and provincial legislation will clarify regulation as well as investment certainty. The new law will allow

the LNG project to be governed by B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission along with the rest of the petroleum industry in the province. Polak said the federal legislation, and its provincial counterpart, are needed for the Kitimat LNG investors to make their final financing decision this fall. Polak said the legislation doesn’t solve all problems of land use on reserves. Currently aboriginal communities can build or operate businesses on reserves without regard to provincial environmental laws or local zoning.


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Dawn Quast photos

On May 1, Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem joined residents and the Prince Rupert Community Band to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fairview Cemetery. As well as a performance from the band, volunteers helped clean the site and around some of the headstones in the cemetery. The date was chosen as it is also Cemetery Day, as proclaimed by the City of Prince Rupert.

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Northwest Community College gets $800,000 for training By Rod Link Terrace Standard Northwest College (NWCC) is getting more than $800,000 to better train people for jobs in the region. The money, $839,537, comes from a federal-provincial program and is a one-time allocation from $10 million being spent on worker training across BC this year. Last year, under the same program, the college received $138,976. This year’s allocation reflects the growing demand for skilled labour in the region connected to major industrial projects.

“This announcement is good news and will support our local economy in addressing skills gaps that may exist in the communities we serve,” said college president Denise Henning. “These funds must be applied to short-term training initiatives such as introduction to trades, heavy equipment operation, professional truck driving, road building, commercial transport vehicle mechanic, diesel engine mechanic or industrial electrician.” No exact details of how the money will be spent were immediately available. But the college has also applied to federal agencies for $1.5 million


to purchase heavy equipment simulators and then the equipment itself for student training. “NWCC will work with input from our industry and business sectors to apply these funds to projects that best support our regional labour market,” Henning said. As welcome as the money is, it won’t offset a series of layoffs now working their way through the college system. With the exception of trades training, departments are losing employees and some programs are being affected. “This funding is one time only and cannot be used to offset budget shortfalls. As a result, unfortunately, this announcement will not have an impact on the budget discussions currently underway at NWCC,” said Henning. More than 30 jobs are

being cut to wipe out a budget Information from the advanced deficit which, college officials said, education ministry, which could be as much as $2 million this distributed the money, said the year if no action were taken. The type of programs each institution college has a budget of just over offers and the demand for labour $30 million a year but has been determined how much each warned to expect that amount to be institution received. cut. The first round of layoff notices has already gone out, affecting instructors and support workers across the college’s campuses. But those who have received notices, depending upon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm their individual circumstances, can ‘bump’ or take the jobs of others who have less seniority.

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Members of the Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District received a certificate in recognition of their 45th anniversary during last week’s North Central Local Government Association meeting.

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Rupert greets the first cruise ship

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Clockwise from top left: Prince Rupert himself was on hand to give a glimpse into the town’s namesake; Students from Annunciation School sing O’Canada to the passengers as they disembark from the ship; Paddlers in the Friendship House canoe were out to greet the ship and provide a sight for the passengers while the crew prepared for docking; Prince Rupert mayor Jack Mussallem was in his robe and Chains of Office as he shook hands and posed for pictures with the guests - including the first one off the ship pictured above.

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Contributed photos

Students from Charles Hays Secondary went on the trip of a lifetime last month to mark the Vimy Ridge centennial. The trip included trips to Juno Beach, attending the ceremony and helping beautify graves.

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Seafest to pay tribute to Coast Guard 50th anniversary By Shaun Thomas The Northern View With May now in full swing, the community of Prince Rupert is

just weeks away from the annual Seafest celebration, which this year will pay tribute to the Coast Guard on its 50th anniversary. “Our actual anniversary

was in January, but it is a yearlong celebration...For us to be acknowledged and work along the Seafest organizers is huge. We know all the hard work they put

into this event, and hopefully they see that hard work reflected in the Coast Guard,” said Art Statham, Officer in Charge for Prince Rupert, noting that the local Coast Guard

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

4 3 2 1 0 1990



**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

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has been around for 50 years. The theme for this year’s Seafest is “Salute to the Coast Guard”, and Statham said the organization has some big plans for the June 7-10 event. “The Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard is going to be here, which is a big thing.... She’s going to be flying in Thursday and staying through Sunday, and to have her be in one place for that amount of time is rare,” he said, with Bev Killbery of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society noting that the Assistant Commissioner will be the parade marshal this year. “We’re trying to get a large Coast Guard ship in for public tours, and there will also be two Navy ships here for tours as well...We’re also looking at new initiatives and make what we had last year a bit bigger.” According to Killbery, plans for the celebration are coming along well and there is a lot of interest for the different activities being carried out. The Coast Guard employs 70 people in Prince Rupert, with over 4,000 people employed across the country who cover the waters around Canada 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. “This is your Coast Guard and your Seafest, so please enjoy it,” added Statham. The community of Prince Rupert has celebrated Seafest annually since 1978, making this years’ celebrations the 34th annual. The weekend will be packed full of activities, food booths, and entertainment in various locations around the community, including the quick and daring races, Sailpast, 3 on 3 basketball, soap box derby, etc.

*Subject to parliamentary approval

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